I took a ride over to the Hadlyme side of the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry landing early Saturday morning. The ferry has been in service in 1769 and was used during the American Revolution. Another bit of trivia is that this ferry was featured in the 1970's low budget cult classic: "Let's Scare Jessica To Death" (imdb). Show More Summary
New rules: Never use the Brokaw's, "fly fishing is high church" quote again...ever. Season 2 of The New Fly Fisher, an educational documentary television series that teaches the essentials of fly fishing, is now available to rent or own. LINK
The American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) is described as a slim-billed, sparrow-like bird of open country. They migrate down from alpine...
Here’s a little video I made about watching owls. This is a compilation of some of the owls I’ve digiscoped over the years. It’s one of those sorts of winters again: a northern owl species is heading into parts of the US in big numbers. This time it’s snowy owls mostly [...]
User anestsurfer has posted a videos of his PhantomX Reactor sorting colored blocks. It looks like he’s using a downward facing camera, vision processing software and a grid pattern to locate objects, then sending data to the arm to have it move the blocks to different locations. On his channel he has also shown off [...]
The Christmas season is upon us, and while it's doubtful I deserve much more than a lump of coal, that hasn't stopped me from salivating over a piece of aviation art from a Torrance-based company called Motoart. No related posts.
The Military Arms Channel has reviewed the new Wolf Gold 5.56mm ammunition. Unlike traditional Wolf ammunition steel is not used in either the case or the bullet. They are apparently manufactured in Taiwan. Back in 2005 the Pentagon imported 300 million 5.56mm bullets (or rounds, the media frequently confuse the two terms) from Taiwan because […] Read More …
Though I am a huge fan of "Pawn Stars" and "American Pickers," I will not watch any shows about buying storage units. That's because I happen to know the stuff in those units is planted, making the shows total farces. With that in mind it seems Mary, one of the buyers in "Storage Wars Texas," lucked into some fishing gear she needs appraised. Show More Summary
The video above, taken yesterday at New Jersey’s Stone Harbor Point by Tom Johnson, is pretty awesome. He was simultaneously...
One of the many fan-made Doritos commercials.
The effort to save Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine has notched some wins recently, but we’re not done yet. Today we present to you a letter from our friends at Trout Unlimited asking for your financial support to help save Bristol Bay. We can’t think of a better cause. Dear Bristol Bay Supporter, The […]
World Champion Magnus Carlsen celebrated his 23rd birthday with 68,000 people at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium as he took a ceremonial kick-off in the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Valladolid.Real Madrid CF President Florentino...Show More Summary
This is what I feel like when I go birding: Read names of people who said they loved the podcast (it’s on your phone). Rome is inundated with starling poop. Kayaker rescues hawk owl in Finland–amazing photo, here’s the English version. 14 year old birder named Khalid Boudreau discovered the second-known breeding spot of [...]
Brace yourselves, kids, there’s a new Sibley coming. The company Toys R US has an advertising department that is full of complete and total jerks because of this ad: Funny article about rules for the 20 something birder. Did you enjoy my post on Austria? Want to have a similar trip? Sign up with [...]
Hey Minnesota and Wisconsin friends, my buddy Clay Taylor from Swarovski and I will be at the National Eagle Center on December 7, 2013 for the Optics Expo and if you have any questions about digiscoping or would like to learn more about using your smartphone with a spotting scope, this would be a great [...]
Together with the launch of the new robotics programming platform FlowBotics Studio, RobotShop also launched the Servo Erector Set V1.1 from Lynxmotion. This is a kit of over 500 parts enabling you to build five different robots and control them via pre-made robot applications inside FlowBotics Studio which is also included. The five robots are: [...]
I was enjoying my first cup of coffee as I looked out the window into my backyard. A strong wind was scattering the leaves in every direction. I was planning on taking an adventurous hike in the woods but I'm not a fan of c old, windy days so I wasn't sure if I wanted to deal with those conditions. Show More Summary
To trot, or not to trot? Many Americans will spend part of their Thanksgiving holiday participating in “Turkey Trot” fun...
A European Starling in New Zealand made the news this week. This particular species is not native to New...
Worn Wear is an exploration of quality – in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family's maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, Vermont; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. Show More Summary